“This is the diary of me, Charles Pooter. Social ladder climber. Technically middle-class, according to recently completed internet survey.”
A classic of English literature, The Diary of a Nobody presents an accurate and amusing record of the manners, customs and experiences of lower-middle-class suburban Londoners of the late 19th century, and the FRED theatre company from the Midlands has produced this fast-paced adaptation which brings Mr Charles Pooter, his family and friends into the 21st century where we discover the familiar stories revisited in a contemporary setting.
Although it seems everything is different, nothing really changes.
The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith. It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch in 1888 and first appeared in book form a few years later. This theatre adaptation is by FRED’s writer in residence, Jonathan ap Emrys.
- Tickets for The Diary of a Nobody at the Spread Eagle can be booked here
- Babylon gets a staging at Croydon’s pub theatre
Coming to Croydon
- STDLCC Screening: Museum Hours, Jan 13
- “Croydon Communities Consortium” meeting, Jan 14
- Norwood Society talk, Upper Norwood Library, Jan 16
- Croydon Ramblers, Chelsham walk, Jan 19
- STDLCC Screening: The East, Jan 20
- STDLCC Screening: Winter Nomads, Jan 27
- Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, Feb 3
- Babylon at the Spread Eagle Theatre, Feb 4-6
- Steve Knightly at Stanley Halls: Feb 5
- Purley Swimathon: Feb 8 and 13
- Norwood Society talk, Upper Norwood Library, Feb 20
- Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, Mar 3
- Norwood Society talk, Upper Norwood Library, Mar 20
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